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1 posted on 02/10/2008 4:49:40 PM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

Not quite GGG ping.


2 posted on 02/10/2008 4:51:37 PM PST by decimon
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It might have saved Columbus that time, but Columbus was merely the public announcement that Spain (and several other Euro kingdoms) was already in the New World.


3 posted on 02/10/2008 4:52:56 PM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: decimon

Good thing it wasn’t cloudy that night.


4 posted on 02/10/2008 4:56:22 PM PST by bubbacluck
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The more I learn about Columbus, the less I like him. I was happier when all I knew about him was that he discovered America.

Damned historians, and their big mouths.


5 posted on 02/10/2008 4:56:34 PM PST by jim35 ("...when the lion and the lamb lie down together, ...we'd better damn sure be the lion")
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To: decimon
Before his death, Regiomontanus published an almanac containing astronomical tables covering the years 1475-1506. Regiomontanus' almanac turned out to be of great value, for his astronomical tables provided detailed information about the sun, moon and planets, as well as the more important stars and constellations by which to navigate. After it was published, no sailor dared set out without a copy. With its help, explorers were able to leave their customary routes and venture out into the unknown seas in search of new frontiers.

Columbus, of course, had a copy of the Almanac with him when he was stranded on Jamaica. And he soon discovered from studying its tables that on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 29, 1504, a total eclipse of the moon would take place soon after the time of moonrise.

Would a lunar eclipse in Europe be visible in Jamaica?

8 posted on 02/10/2008 5:04:45 PM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: decimon

btt


9 posted on 02/10/2008 5:09:38 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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14 posted on 02/10/2008 5:50:15 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: decimon

I had heard that this was folklore, but now it sounds like it’s pretty much verified history. Never heard of this guy Regiomontanus.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Regiomon.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regiomontanus


18 posted on 02/10/2008 6:11:14 PM PST by Kevmo (SURFRINAGWIASS : Shut Up RINOs. Free Republic is not a GOP Website. Itís a SOCON Site.)
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22 posted on 02/11/2008 10:49:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, February 10, 2008)
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How a Lunar Eclipse Saved Columbus (And us in ten days)

What happens in 10 days?

23 posted on 02/11/2008 11:14:49 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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Bush ought to try this on Chavez and his threat to cut off oil. He’s not the brightest flare in the refinery.


25 posted on 02/11/2008 12:07:07 PM PST by colorado tanker
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